Archives de catégorie : Frankfurt 2020 Adult Fiction


A modern tale of American striving, social media stardom, a fatal love triangle, and a young woman on trial for murder—a mesmerizing reimagining of Theodore Dreiser’s classic novel of crime and punishment, An American Tragedy.

by L. R. Dorn
William Morrow/HarperCollins, May 2021

Claire Griffith seems to have it all, a thriving career, a gorgeous, successful boyfriend, a glamorous circle of friends. She always knew she was destined for more than the life her deeply conservative parents preached to her. Arriving in Los Angeles as a flat broke teenager, she has risen to become a popular fitness coach and social media influencer. Having rebranded herself as Cleo Ray, she stands on the threshold of achieving her most cherished dreams. One summer day, Cleo and a young woman named Beck Alden set off in a canoe on a quiet, picture-perfect mountain lake. An hour later, Beck is found dead in the water, her face cut and bruised, and Cleo is missing. Authorities suspect foul play and news about Cleo’s involvement goes viral. Who was Beck and what was the nature of her and Cleo’s relationship? Was Beck an infatuated follower who took things too far? If Cleo is innocent, why did she run? Was it an accident? Or was it murder? As evidence of Cleo’s secret life surfaces, the world begins to see just how hard she strived to get to the top— and how fast and far the fall is from celebrity to infamy.
L. R. Dorn’s reimagining of Theodore Dreiser’s novel, told in the form of a true crime docuseries a la Serial and The Jinx—with characters speaking through the “transcripts” of recorded interviews—THE ANATOMY OF DESIRE exposes the ambition, sexual passion, and dark side of success that readers will find as achingly poignant as they did a century ago.

L. R. Dorn is the pseudonym for Matt Dorff and Suzanne Dunn. Matt Dorff is a Los Angeles native and graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, has written, produced, and/or directed over 60 hours of dramatic television (CBS, NBC, ABC, Showtime, HBO and elsewhere). He lives in Los Angeles. Suzanne Dunn is a two-time Emmy Award winner, has written two screenplays produced and aired on Lifetime Television and Ion Television. She grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and earned degrees from Penn State and the University of Chicago. She has worked at DIRECTV and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She is also a yoga teacher and lives in Los Angeles.

THE WAGERS de Sean Michaels sera adapté pour l’écran par Hulu

Les droits audiovisuels du roman de l’auteur canadien Sean Michaels ont été acquis par la plateforme de streaming américaine Hulu, qui a choisi les créateurs de la série Casual pour produire l’adaptation. Aucune date n’a été annoncée pour l’instant.

Dans THE WAGERS, roman original et fantastique, la vie d’un humoriste raté, réduit à travailler dans l’épicerie familiale, change complètement lorsqu’il voit sa jeune nièce gagner inexplicablement une énorme somme d’argent aux courses de chevaux. Il découvre d’abord l’existence d’une mystérieuse société de statistiques dont le but est de transformer les paris sportifs en gains, puis rejoint une bande de justiciers clandestins cherchant à redistribuer la chance de manière équitable…

THE WAGERS a été publié chez Random House Canada en janvier 2019. Une traduction française est prévue en Amérique du Nord aux éditions Alto (Canada) pour l’automne 2021.

Les droits de langue française pour le reste du monde hormis le Canada sont toujours disponibles.

YOU CAN’T CATCH ME de Catherine McKenzie

When the game is deception, nothing is as it seems in this novel of cunning psychological suspense by the #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author of I’ll Never Tell.

by Catherine McKenzie

Lake Union Publishing, June 2020
(chez Park & Fine Literary & Media – voir catalogue)

Do you want to play a game? Twelve years ago Jessica Williams escaped a cult. Thanks to the private detective who rescued her, she reintegrated into society, endured an uncomfortable notoriety, and tried to put it all behind her. Then, at an airport bar, Jessica meets a woman with an identical name and birth date. It appears to be just an odd coincidence—until a week later, when Jessica finds her bank account drained and her personal information stolen. Following a trail of the grifter’s victims, each with the same name, Jessica gathers players—one by one—for her own game. According to her plan, they’ll set a trap and wait for the impostor to strike again. But plans can go awry, and trust can fray, and as Jessica tries to escape the shadows of her childhood, the risks are greater than she imagined. Now, confronting the casualties of her past, Jessica can’t help but wonder… Who will pay the price?

Catherine McKenzie is the #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author of ten novels, including I’ll Never Tell, The Good Liar, Fractured, and Hidden, which have been translated into numerous languages. Her books are routinely chosen as best of the month by Goodreads, and Smoke was an Amazon Top 100 Book of 2015. An avid skier and runner and a graduate of McGill University, the international bestselling author practices law in Montreal, where she was born and raised.

FRECKLES de Cecelia Ahern

An unforgettable novel about family, belonging and human connection, from million-copy bestselling author Cecelia Ahern.

by Cecelia Ahern

HarperCollins UK, September 2021
(chez Park & Fine Literary and Media – voir catalogue)

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Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. Her novels have been translated into thirty-five languages and have sold more than twenty-five million copies in over fifty countries. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series. She and her books have won numerous awards, including the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction for The Year I Met You. She lives in Dublin with her family.

Praise for Cecelia’s previous book, Postscript:

[Ahern has a gift] for creating clever and original ideas, intriguing plot developments and unexpected twists. » —Irish Times
Fans of P.S. I Love You are in for a treat… Warmth emanates from the pages of this lovely, uplifting novel.” —Good Housekeeping
A poignant, warm and hopeful novel.” —Woman & Home
Another weepy about grief and the enduring power of love.” —Sunday Mirror
This is a novel to delight loyal fans and new readers alike.” —Woman’s Weekly


In the vein of Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, a young woman’s breathtaking coming of age story set in the 1980s.

by T.I. Lowe
Tyndale House, Spring 2021
(chez Browne & Miller – voir catalogue)

Austin Foster is barely a teenager when her mother dies giving birth to her second set of twins. Austin, the second oldest of seven kids, has no choice but to take up the two babies and raise them along with her brothers and sister, since her father is paralyzed by the tragedy. The Fosters don’t have much but thankfully, Austin is a capable girl who knows how to keep everyone fed and clothed and mostly out trouble. She also knows how to do things most girls her age don’t like how to cultivate a bountiful crop of tobacco, plow a straight line, wrangle snakes when needed, and how to manage her father and his erratic behavior. How Austin finds what she doesn’t know she needs and manages to save her poor farming family, fall in love, and help her beloved father overcome his mental health struggles, makes UNDER THE MAGNOLIAS the kind of read that breaks your heart then heals it in the best possible way.

T. I. Lowe took a leap of faith in 2014 and independently published her first novel which became a bestseller with hundreds of thousands of copies sold. She went on to self publish 11 more successful novels and then was signed by Tyndale House Publishers in 2018. A wife, mother, and active in her church community, she resides near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her family.